2017 ORS 677.511¹
Physician assistant dispensing authority
  • requirements
  • training program
  • rules

(1)(a) A supervising physician or supervising physician organization may apply to the Oregon Medical Board for authority for a physician assistant to dispense drugs specified by the supervising physician or supervising physician organization.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, and except as permitted under ORS 677.515 (Medical services rendered by physician assistant) (4), a physician assistant may not dispense controlled substances classified in Schedule I or II under the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 and 812, as modified under ORS 475.035 (Authority to control schedule).

(2) The board shall adopt rules establishing standards and qualifications for physician assistants with dispensing authority. The rules must require:

(a) A physician assistant seeking dispensing authority to complete a drug dispensing training program; and

(b) The supervising physician or supervising physician organization that applies for dispensing authority for a physician assistant to:

(A) Provide the board with a plan for drug delivery and control;

(B) Submit an annual report to the board on the physician assistant’s use of dispensing authority;

(C) Submit to the board a list of the drugs or classes of drugs that the supervising physician or supervising physician organization proposes to authorize the physician assistant to dispense; and

(D) Submit to the board documentation showing that the supervising physician or supervising physician organization has registered the facility from which the physician assistant will dispense drugs as a drug outlet with the State Board of Pharmacy under ORS 689.305 (Registration of drug outlets).

(3) The Oregon Medical Board and the State Board of Pharmacy shall jointly develop a drug dispensing training program for physician assistants and adopt that program by rule.

(4) A supervising physician or supervising physician organization that supervises a physician assistant with dispensing authority shall comply with rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy relating to registration, acquisition, storage, integrity, security, access, dispensing and disposal of drugs, record keeping and consultation with pharmacists.

(5) A physician assistant who dispenses a controlled substance classified in Schedule III or IV under the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 and 812, as modified under ORS 475.035 (Authority to control schedule), shall report the dispensing of the controlled substance to the Oregon Health Authority in a manner consistent with the requirements for reporting by pharmacies as provided in ORS 431A.855 (Establishment of program) to 431A.900 (Civil penalty for violation of ORS 431A.855 to 431A.900).

(6) Drugs dispensed by a physician assistant with dispensing authority under this section must be personally dispensed by the physician assistant. [2012 c.34 §2; 2017 c.335 §1]

Note: 677.511 (Physician assistant dispensing authority) was added to and made a part of 677.495 (Definitions for ORS 677.495 to 677.535) to 677.535 (Limited license) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 677—Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors677.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 677, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano677.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.